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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

#1 of 27 things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer Features Animals
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer
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More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaá offers an entertaining, educational and scientific, visit raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaá proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaá, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had this recommended but well done France. Top quality presentation of all things marine. English translations everywhere. La France well done!

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here with our toddler who still needs a buggy for longer distances. The centre is brilliantly laid out, with all exhibitions accessible with a buggy/wheelchair - there is a slightly different route through the halls using lifts where steps can't be avoided and...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best sealife type centre we have visited. Took us a fair few hour to get round it but it all flows nice and little bistro/bar stop off half way! Catered well to both English and French. Fair walk from old town but doable.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday in May, it was not heavily busy it is fantastic the way you follow a track around and go through different parts of the ocean, the sea lions were great to see, food and drink was reasonable aswell

Thank Stuey1985
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place really worthy of the visit. I am in a wheelchair very good no bother. Family visit with Grandson 20 months walking plus buggy too. My (our) gripe was the overall high pitched screaming and laughter from visiting school children, with teachers who directing/gathering...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Aquariums, educative information and great organization. An eye opener for those that want to know more about maritime live in a pleasant way!

Thank Koen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 15 year old plus her school friend. They loved it, as did I. I'm normally 'anti' zoos and aquariums but this was well curated with global warming and geographical themes. Also lots of different angles - underwater too. Didn't have that usual 'warm...More

Thank Sue2102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is huge! We have exceeded the recommended time spent by more than 1 hour, it was very interesting. In addition to great exhibits (which were nicely spaced out), I really liked the educational side of the sea centre, aiming to bring attention to...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great aquarium, especially for kids. Come earlier, otherwise the lines for the tickets can get long, although they go fast. The place is so big that even with lots of visitors it is not crowded at all. There's a parking, however, on a nice...More

Thank Ekaterina K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided to visit here as a change from shopping, fantastic sea life centre, plenty to see, and the cafe above the marine/ shark pools was a fab place for a coffee with a view, shall be returning soon :)

Thank denise b
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nicola k
we were thinking of visiting but wondered if we could save a load of money by going as a foot passenger on the ferry and getting public transport from Calais to nausicaa?? has anyone done this ? if so how.. thanks :-)
17 July 2016|
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Response from jamievarney1 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt suggest doing this. you wouldnt save that much tbh.....ive been a foot passenger on boats before nd in my experience its so much easier with a vehicle. Thre are some great offers when you are on the boat of things... More
How much is it?
31 May 2016|
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Response from c_frete | Property representative |
The rates are : for adults (+ 12 years old): 19€ and for children (from 3 to 12 years old): 12.50€. You can find all rates (for family, disabled person and some others..) on your english website. Have a good visit! Kind... More
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gareth i
Am visiting Nausicaa next week one of our party uses a wheelchair can you tell me about your facilities for disabled access etc? Thank you
14 May 2016|
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Response from Michael J B | Reviewed this property |
If you read Peter H's review you will find all answers to your question. Best of luck.